Luis Diaz stands out in first Liverpool start


Although he arrived in England last week, after the international break, Luis Diaz has already appeared in Liverpool’s FA Cup match against Cardiff City off the bench last Sunday and started against Leicester City in the Premier League on Thursday.

The Colombian midfielder was unable to put his name on the scoreboard in two games but took advantage of the opportunity given to coach Jurgen Klopp to produce two games in front of the Anfield crowd.

“Zero English,” Diaz told Klopp when the two men met for the first time at the Liverpool training ground, but the German coach knew that the language barrier would not be a problem if he had a talented winger.

The Reds had been following Diaz ‘progress for some time before deciding to relocate him and receive his services in Porto in January.

After Diaz ‘departure against Leicester, Andrew Robertson was full of praise for the ability of his new teammates.

“His first training session I saw him fly and I thought he ‘would be fine here,” Robertson told BT Sport.

“Look, we have to let him sleep, obviously he still has the language to learn and the way we play and everything.

“I thought that when he started doing well today, he was competing with him today. That’s one way to make the crowd love you right away and I think it really took him a step.”

Diaz has taken the Primeira Liga by storm and, although doing the same in the Premier League may be particularly challenging, he has already shown the highlights of his talent.

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